U.S. government sued after security agents seize laptops

Civil rights group concerned over privacy of laptop information

But the reason for a search is seldom made clear. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives, which represents 2,500 business executives in the United States and abroad, said it has tracked complaints from several members - including Udy - whose laptops have been seized and their contents copied before usually being returned days later, said Susan Gurley, executive director of ACTE. The travelers, none of whom are Muslim, were not given any explanation. And Gurley said none of the travelers have ties to such activity or were charged with a crime.